This afternoon and evening, I’ve gained my 15 minutes of fame with Denver’s Channel 9 television. My daughter and I participated in a local reporter’s story about shopping healthy — and on a budget — in these tough economic times. You can find the story and video at KUSA-TV’s Web site here.
If you’ve found my blog from that story, welcome! You might be interested in a few previous posts that I mentioned in my full interview with Channel 9.
- The “budget” story mentions baking your own bread to save money. In fact, we bake our own bread almost exclusively. Find a complete tutorial on how to make easy, truly delicious bread (for less than $1 per large loaf).
- For the show, I mentioned that we chose to purchase a whole chicken to eat the meat at one meal, then cook up chicken stock and make soup for nourishing, inexpensive lunches all week. Find my tutorial on veggie stock here (with a cost breakdown, showing you could save 84 percent over store-bought by making it yourself).
- And this fun post covered a few ways to get the most from chicken — I wrote about making soup, stock, dog biscuits, schmaltz (rendered chicken fat) and chicken chicharron from some organic chicken thighs.
- Back in January, I wrote about 21 ways to save on groceries.
- Separately, I posted about how to shop with coupons to get the best values.